Undergraduate open days
Our open days are the perfect opportunity for you to find out what it’s like to live and study at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. Join us to discover the range of courses on offer, meet our students and lecturers, tour our beautiful Cotswold campus and ask any questions.
We look forward to welcoming all prospective students and any parents who would like to join them. Our friendly student ambassadors will be on hand to help you throughout the day. You’ll find them in their maroon t-shirts, ready to answer questions, help with directions, or to have a chat.
What to expect at an open day
This is your opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the Royal Agricultural University.
Open day dates
Please select the event that you wish to attend below. You will then be taken to a registration page where you can you give your details and select your preferred course-specific sessions.
We limit numbers to prevent the days being over-crowded, so please don't leave it too late to book!
|Wednesday 12 June 2019||11am - 3pm||Undergraduate Open Day >|
|Saturday 13 July 2019||11am - 2pm||Undergraduate Mini Open Day >|
An undergraduate open day will include:
- Welcome talk from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joanna Price, and chair of the Students' Union
- Campus tour including lecture blocks, library, and accommodation
- Buffet lunch with the opportunity to meet and chat to current students
- Course-specific sessions – you can attend up to two sessions (bookable on the registration form)
- Drop-in Q&A sessions with academic teaching staff as well as staff responsible for accommodation, finance and admissions
- Optional visits to the nearby RAU Harnhill Farm and Fossehill Equestrian Centre
Our undergraduate mini open days are more informal than the larger open days. This means that you can pop in and speak one-to-one with some of the lecturers teaching your course whilst still accessing all the sessions that take place on a full open day.
Worried about the cost of getting to us for an open day?
If you're a UK student coming to an undergraduate open day, we may be able to reimburse your travel costs as part of our Widening Access Bursary if you live in a 'low higher education progression area'. Please get in touch with email@example.com and one of the team will be very happy to help you and let you know if you are eligible.
Make it a day out
At the Royal Agricultural University, you're perfectly situated to explore everything the South West has to offer.
Known as the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’, Cirencester is a busy student town with a great sense of history. Packed with high street and boutique shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants, and bars; it's a great place to grab a bite to eat and unwind after the open day.
Why not finish the day with a trip into town, to explore the place that could soon be called ‘home’?
>> Prior booking is essential and helps us to plan your day. Please see the dates above <<
By car: please follow signs for the A433 Tetbury Road, and arrive via the main tree-lined drive on the Tetbury Road. You will be directed to car parking once you are on-site.
By train: the nearest station is Kemble. The University is a 10-minute taxi ride away from the station. We advise booking a taxi in advance to make your journey as smooth as possible. There is a helpful taxi guide on the Cotswold District Council website.
By bus or coach: Cirencester can be reached by National Express coaches and buses from Swindon, Stroud and Cheltenham. These all stop at The Beeches car park, London Road, Cirencester GL7 1BW. The University is a 7 minute taxi ride away. Alternatively, it is an easy and pleasant 40 minutes to walk through the town to reach the RAU campus.